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Dr. Michael I. Barr, DDS
Boynton Beach Dentist

Dr Michael Barr, DDS Florida

Dr. Barr was born in Arkansas. At age five, his family moved to Venezuela. (His father is a former engineer with Reynolds Aluminum.) Eleven years later, his family moved back to Arkansas. After high school, and college at the University of Arkansas, he attended dental school at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. After graduating in 1988, he served in the U.S. Navy as a dental officer for three years. He spent the first year stationed in San Diego. The second and third years were served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Independence, including a tour during the Persian Gulf War.

Since leaving the Navy in 1991, Dr. Barr has practiced in South Florida. His private care practice was established in Boynton Beach in 1994.

With over two decades of experience behind him, Dr. Barr continues to immerse himself in continuing education. He has averaged 100 - 150 hours per year which is over 6 times the state's licensing requirements. Dr. Barr has a true passion for dentistry, and can't seem to get enough new knowledge!

Dr. Barr has also become a nationally renowned dental author and lecturer. He has had articles appear in several professional journals. He is also sought after by dental manufacturers for product evaluation and research. Dr. Barr has served as a clinical instructor with The Aesthetic Advantage, a prestigious institute for training dentists from around the world. This is a great honor and recognition of Dr. Barr's dedication to the art of aesthetic dentistry. Dr. Barr has also taught cosmetic dentistry with the III to I Foundation and the Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic courses.

Among Dr. Barr's grateful patients are many dentists. To be the "dentist's dentist" is considered the highest compliment by Dr. Barr.

Dr. Barr lectures on a national level as a featured speaker at major dental meetings. He has also published numerous articles in professional journals and mainstream magazines. Additionally, he's been interviewed for articles. Click here to see articles written by or about Dr. Barr.

In 2010, Dr. Barr was one of the first four certified instructors worldwide for Six Month Smiles. He traveled all over the United States teaching other dentists and certifying them to offer Short Term Orthodontics, also known as Six Month Smiles. This is a wonderful cosmetic service that can straighten teeth in about six months.

Dr. Barr is married and has a son and daughter. He enjoys auto racing, music, photography and adventure travel.

The Team

Jo-Ann has been our office manager and treatment coordinator since we opened our office. Jo-Ann has an impressive background and a solid foundation in dental office management. In the "quarterback," position of Office Manager at Palm Beach Smiles, she will be involved in virtually every aspect of making sure our patients are taken care of. If you need help with anything, feel free to ask Jo-Ann.



Sandy is our full-time chairside assistant at Palm Beach Smiles. Sandy has over 20 years of experience as a dental assistant. Her father and grandfather were both dentists. Dentistry has always been a part of her life. Sandy is an essential team-member in providing dental care to our patients while doing everything possible to make them comfortable.




Marcy, Registered Dental Hygienist, is an important team member who joined Palm Beach Smiles in 2011.  Marcy is in command of preventive dental care. Her focus is the maintenance of optimum oral health with the goal of preserving our patients' natural dentition. Healthy gums are the foundation of a healthy mouth. If you have questions on oral hygiene, Marcy is a highly qualified expert and loves her work!